Edition:
United Kingdom
Pictures | Mon Jun 4, 2018 | 2:00pm BST

Mourning drowned migrants in Tunisia

Relatives of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, react as they leave a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of their family members, in Sfax, Tunisia June 4, 2018. At least 48 migrants were killed when their boat sank off Tunisia's coast and 67 others were rescued by the coast guard, officials said on Sunday, one of the worst migrant boat accidents in recent years.

REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Relatives of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, react as they leave a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of their family members, in Sfax, Tunisia June 4, 2018. At least 48 migrants were killed when their boat sank off...more

Relatives of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, react as they leave a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of their family members, in Sfax, Tunisia June 4, 2018. At least 48 migrants were killed when their boat sank off Tunisia's coast and 67 others were rescued by the coast guard, officials said on Sunday, one of the worst migrant boat accidents in recent years. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
Close
1 / 14
Relatives carry a coffin containing the body of an immigrant at a hospital morgue in Sfax. The boat went down near the southern island of Kerkenna, a tourist spot, in the night to Sunday, the defence ministry said in a statement. The victims were Tunisians and other nationalities, it said, without giving details.

REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Relatives carry a coffin containing the body of an immigrant at a hospital morgue in Sfax. The boat went down near the southern island of Kerkenna, a tourist spot, in the night to Sunday, the defence ministry said in a statement. The victims were...more

Relatives carry a coffin containing the body of an immigrant at a hospital morgue in Sfax. The boat went down near the southern island of Kerkenna, a tourist spot, in the night to Sunday, the defence ministry said in a statement. The victims were Tunisians and other nationalities, it said, without giving details. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
Close
2 / 14
Relatives gather around a coffin containing the body of an immigrant who drowned at a hospital morgue in Sfax. Human traffickers increasingly use Tunisia as a launch pad for migrants heading to Europe as Libya's coast guard, aided by armed groups, has tightened controls.

REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Relatives gather around a coffin containing the body of an immigrant who drowned at a hospital morgue in Sfax. Human traffickers increasingly use Tunisia as a launch pad for migrants heading to Europe as Libya's coast guard, aided by armed groups,...more

Relatives gather around a coffin containing the body of an immigrant who drowned at a hospital morgue in Sfax. Human traffickers increasingly use Tunisia as a launch pad for migrants heading to Europe as Libya's coast guard, aided by armed groups, has tightened controls. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
Close
3 / 14
A coffin containing the body of an immigrant who drowned is seen near at a hospital morgue in Sfax. Security officials said the boat was packed with about 180 migrants, including 80 from other African countries. A survivor said the captain had abandoned the boat after it started sinking to escape arrest by the coast guard.

REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

A coffin containing the body of an immigrant who drowned is seen near at a hospital morgue in Sfax. Security officials said the boat was packed with about 180 migrants, including 80 from other African countries. A survivor said the captain had...more

A coffin containing the body of an immigrant who drowned is seen near at a hospital morgue in Sfax. Security officials said the boat was packed with about 180 migrants, including 80 from other African countries. A survivor said the captain had abandoned the boat after it started sinking to escape arrest by the coast guard. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
Close
4 / 14
Relatives of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, gather outside a hospital morgue to identify the bodies of their kin in Sfax. "I survived by clinging to wood for nine hours," he said at a hospital in the southern city of Sfax where dozens of people gathered to look for survivors and identify dead relatives.

REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Relatives of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, gather outside a hospital morgue to identify the bodies of their kin in Sfax. "I survived by clinging to wood for nine hours," he said at a hospital in the southern city of Sfax where...more

Relatives of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, gather outside a hospital morgue to identify the bodies of their kin in Sfax. "I survived by clinging to wood for nine hours," he said at a hospital in the southern city of Sfax where dozens of people gathered to look for survivors and identify dead relatives. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
Close
5 / 14
Relatives carry a coffin containing the body of an immigrant who drowned at a hospital morgue in Sfax. Unemployed Tunisians and other Africans often try to depart in makeshift boats from Tunisia to Sicily in Italy.

REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Relatives carry a coffin containing the body of an immigrant who drowned at a hospital morgue in Sfax. Unemployed Tunisians and other Africans often try to depart in makeshift boats from Tunisia to Sicily in Italy. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Relatives carry a coffin containing the body of an immigrant who drowned at a hospital morgue in Sfax. Unemployed Tunisians and other Africans often try to depart in makeshift boats from Tunisia to Sicily in Italy. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
Close
6 / 14
Relatives of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, gather outside a hospital morgue to identify the bodies of their kin in Sfax. 

REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Relatives of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, gather outside a hospital morgue to identify the bodies of their kin in Sfax. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Relatives of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, gather outside a hospital morgue to identify the bodies of their kin in Sfax. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
Close
7 / 14
Relatives of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, gather outside a hospital morgue to identify the bodies of their kin in Sfax. 

REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Relatives of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, gather outside a hospital morgue to identify the bodies of their kin in Sfax. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Relatives of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, gather outside a hospital morgue to identify the bodies of their kin in Sfax. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
Close
8 / 14
A relative of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, reacts as he leaves a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of his family members, in Sfax. 

REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

A relative of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, reacts as he leaves a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of his family members, in Sfax. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

A relative of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, reacts as he leaves a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of his family members, in Sfax. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
Close
9 / 14
A relative of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, reacts as he leaves a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of his family members, in Sfax. 

REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

A relative of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, reacts as he leaves a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of his family members, in Sfax. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

A relative of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, reacts as he leaves a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of his family members, in Sfax. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
Close
10 / 14
A relative of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, reacts as he leaves a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of his family members, in Sfax. 

REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

A relative of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, reacts as he leaves a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of his family members, in Sfax. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

A relative of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, reacts as he leaves a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of his family members, in Sfax. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
Close
11 / 14
A relative of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, reacts as he leaves a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of his family members, in Sfax. 

REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

A relative of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, reacts as he leaves a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of his family members, in Sfax. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

A relative of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, reacts as he leaves a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of his family members, in Sfax. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
Close
12 / 14
A relative of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, reacts as he leaves a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of his family members, in Sfax. 

REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

A relative of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, reacts as he leaves a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of his family members, in Sfax. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

A relative of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, reacts as he leaves a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of his family members, in Sfax. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
Close
13 / 14
A relative of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, reacts as he leaves a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of his family members, in Sfax. 

REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

A relative of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, reacts as he leaves a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of his family members, in Sfax. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

A relative of Tunisian migrants, who drowned when their boat sank, reacts as he leaves a hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of his family members, in Sfax. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
Close
14 / 14

Next Slideshows

Hawaii residents escape new lava flow

Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano threatens an isolated area where several residents have become trapped.

04 Jun 2018

Week in sports

Our top sports photography this past week.

03 Jun 2018

Pictures of the month: May

Our top photos from the past month.

01 Jun 2018

Classic World Cup moments

Memorable moments from every World Cup.

01 Jun 2018

MORE IN PICTURES

North and South Korea blow up guard posts to ease border tensions

North and South Korea blow up guard posts to ease border tensions

The two Koreas are taking steps to disarm areas along the border as part of talks between the two nations, including removing some landmines and guard posts.

Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts

Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts

Thousands of residents are evacuated as Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts.

Editors Choice Pictures

Editors Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Migrants in Tijuana feel squeeze from both sides of U.S. border

Migrants in Tijuana feel squeeze from both sides of U.S. border

U.S. officials briefly closed the San Ysidro crossing and a U.S. judge blocked Trump's asylum restrictions, while on the Mexican side of the border, shelters strained to house migrants and residents protested their arrival.

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkey

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkey

President Donald Trump pardons "Peas" the National Thanksgiving turkey.

Editors Choice Pictures

Editors Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

The surface of Mars

The surface of Mars

What the Red Planet looks like up close.

Aftermath of California's deadliest wildfire

Aftermath of California's deadliest wildfire

Images from the devastation caused by the Camp Fire, now the deadliest firestorm in California history.

Grim search for California's missing

Grim search for California's missing

Emergency services sift through the charred wreckage of California's deadliest wildfire, searching for signs of nearly 1,000 people believed to be still missing.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast